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8th Btn. North Staffordshire Regiment




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The 8th Btn. North Staffordshire Regiment served with the 19th Division near the Hollandscheschurr Farm mines, during the 1917 Battle of Messines.


The 8th Battalion was raised at Lichfield on the 18th September 1914 as part of K2 and became part of 57th Brigade in 19th (Western) Division. The trained at Salibury Plain, moving into billets in Bristol in December 1914 and in February 1915 they moved to Weston-spuer-Mare before going to Tidworth in April. They proceeded to France on the 18th of July 1915.



Those who served with the 8th Btn. North Staffordshire Regiment

at The Battle of Messines.

  • Davies  
  • Fred Pte. d.22nd Sep 1917
  • Dean  
  • Jesse Lance Corporal d.7th Jun 1917
  • Gough  DSO.
  • Horace Fredrick 2nd Lt. d.21st Sept 1917
  • Telfer
  • J. Pte. d.10th Jun 1917






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